Fashionably Vader

vader        When I was a little girl, I dreamt about wearing this dress. It belonged to my godmother and I loved seeing her wear it. She made it about 25 (or so) years ago. Yup, that’s right, she sew’d it together and voilà, made a dress. Having an aunt who makes her own clothes is pretty rad, especially when she makes clothes for you. It’s been a while since she’s sewn anything, but the clothes she’s made in the past are pretty fantastic. She’s made me flamenco dresses (I’ll have to make a post about them one day…surprisingly, they still fit! Not sure if I should feel proud about that considering I was 14 at the time), my 15’s dress (which was a gauzy purple dream), and other pieces here and there. She’s amazing. When I was a kid I wanted to learn how to sew just like her. I visualized myself wearing my own designs and never having to go back to the mall again. Heck, I still do! No, I never learnt how to sew, but never say never, amirite? It’s still something I want to learn how to do.

Anywho, back to this dress; when I turned 17 I inherited it and for years I kept it in my closet. Every single time I looked at it, it made me feel nostalgic and nice inside (is that weird?…) and I daydreamed about what things the dress had seen, and what it knew. I took it with me to Tallahassee when I lived there and even pinned it on my wall like hipsters do. It was my favorite dress. At the time I didn’t like wearing long dresses. They made me feel short (I am short!) and I guess I hadn’t come to terms with that. Which is why after 9 yrs of owning the dress, I wore it for the first time last year and it fit me perfectly. I imagined my aunt wearing it and thought “How cool is it that it fits me! This is history!”


About the Vader mask: a silly idea I had at 3am one time. “Lady Vader”. Darth Vader meets fashion. Idk…it seemed like a good idea at the time, hah.

Outfit details:
Vintage dress
Black floppy hat: Forever21 (similar)
Darth Vader mask: Amazon


It’s Dangerous to go Alone. Take Link!

Went to GameStop today for a Mew code and ended up leaving with this guy, too. He’s so tall! (Or maybe I’m short?) He reaches my knees. Can’t wait to photograph him ❤

Welcome to…British Beauty

Ever since this picture of Tom Hiddleston hit the web, the universe gasped and hyperventilated (I sure did).
In his new movie High Rise, Tom plays Robert Laing, a young doctor seduced by the “lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block.” Sounds pretty interesting and the trailer looks frakin’ GOOD.

A while back, I stumbled upon these two photoshopped images of Tom.
Tom as a ballerina. Tom as a mermaid. Yes, let that seep into your brain.
WHO DID THIS. No really, I want to know because this is amazing. It’s so silly and sexy and just brilliant! I laughed for hours and even got tears in my eyes. Also, you inspired me to make my own manipulation.

It was my cousin Sabrina who gave me the brilliant idea to photoshop Tom into *that* American Beauty rose petal scene. You know the one. (And if you have no idea what I’m talking about then I suggest you find a way to watch American Beauty with Kevin Spacey and Thora Birch.)

The Original:
I present thee “British Beauty” (British Beauty because he’s British..get it? hah)
I spent a whole hour of my life doing this and I have no regrets.
If you’ve seen/made Tom Hiddleston manips of this certain pose, send them my way! There needs to be more!!

High Rise comes out on May 13.

I can’t believe I just dedicated a post to Tom Hiddleston’s nearly naked body. But well, it’s Tom duh.